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Take a step back into the early days of the Scottish Enlightenment in Edinburgh. By Murray Pittock and Craig Lamont


The Edinburgh Heritage Trail takes visitors on a short but enlightening journey from the Ramsay monument in Princes Street through the Old Town, to the sites of Ramsay’s home, his shop and library, and his many cultural and social venues.

Born in Leadhills, Lanarkshire in 1684, Allan Ramsay moved to Edinburgh as an apprentice wigmaker in 1701. In the wake of the union of 1707, he familiarised himself with literature and began to write in his native language. As a pioneer of an integrated, synthetic Scots, Ramsay was a major influence on Robert Fergusson and Robert Burns.

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In this packed issue we continue our pioneering new series which focuses on the Stewart queen consorts, exploring the life of Arabella Drummond (c.1350-1401) who played a significant role in governing the country following the incapacity of her husband Robert III of Scots. Also in this issue: · The ‘richest commoner’ and his Barra tenants · Excavations beneath the streets of Inverness · New reconstruction of St Andrew’s Cathedral Plus: Family history advice, archaeology dig reports and finds analysis, National Records of Scotland column and lots more…